In Context - Major cities drift to London model

A correspondent castigated me for my column on city identity (Planning, 01 June, p17). Forget this trivial nonsense about football teams and car licence plates, he wrote. The real point is that city mayors no longer make sense; the new reality is the city-region. He has a perfectly valid point. My only cavil is that it's precisely the one I've been making for months.

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